An Apprenticeship is a real job, with hands-on experience, a salary with the chance to train while you work, gain a nationally recognised qualification develop your skills. You are treated just like all the other employees, with a contract of employment visit

If you are 16 or over, you can become an apprentice as long as you spend at least 50% of your working hours in England for the duration of the apprenticeship and you are not in full-time education.

Your apprenticeship can take between one and six years to complete, depending on which apprenticeship you choose, what level it is and your previous experience. There are hundreds of different apprenticeships to choose from, whether you are at the start of your career, want to change career direction, or if you are returning to work after a break.    


What are the benefits?

  • Earning a salary and paid holiday
  • Training in the skills employers want
  • Excellent progression opportunities
  • Increased future earning potential

Apprenticeship Levels


There are various levels of apprenticeships available.



Equivalent educational level



5 GCSE passes



2 A level passes


4, 5, 6 and 7

Foundation degree and above


6 and 7

Bachelor’s or master’s degree

How to find an apprenticeship vacancy? Open the link below, you can search by keyword (job role, occupation type or apprenticeship level) and by location.

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